Paul Hogeterp writes and performs songs as Low Country Hill. It’s a loose translation of his Dutch-Frisian surname and a fitting metaphor for what music can be. Low Country Hill has released two records including a self-titled debut album in 2014 and the Guesthouse EP in 2017. Dave King produced and played drums on both releases. Musicians Patrick Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense) and Bill Dillon (Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, Peter Gabriel) lent their artistry to the debut record while Paul Linklater (Bidini Band, Communism) filled out the sound on the new remotely recorded and crowd-funded EP A Billion Rooms.
Low Country Hill “evoke(s) comparisons to such stalwarts as Hey Rosetta and Bon Iver, but yet really does not sound particularly like either. The tracks stand on their own as testaments to superlative songwriting and an album produced to showcase haunting, beautiful music.” (Floor Shime Zipper Boots)
The title track of the EP was inspired by the emotional juxtapositions of society made forefront during the pandemic in a time of such suffering. The title “A Billion Rooms” comes from the last verse and chorus of the song. Quite simply it’s just a hunger to feel a broader and deeper solidarity with people in their pain and suffering but also feeling a tinge helpless to do much about it.
Stream “A Billion Rooms” on your preferred platform: https://linktr.ee/lowcountryhill
Sing along to the lyric video, as well: